When you are living your life with an anxiety disorder, you can feel very alone. The truth is that to really get over your anxiety as best as you can, you need to have support all around you. It may be difficult for your family or friends to understand your behavior, which may often be irrational. However, they will need to learn to help you through your difficult times. They should do this because they care about you, even if it may annoy them to do so.
To help your friends and family understand what you are going through, you may want to bring them a brochure or book they can read through. Simply reading through these materials might help them see why you act the way you do. There are even books specifically for the family of those with anxiety that can help them know what to do and how to react.
If you cannot make your friends and family understand and support you, then don’t feel bad. There are other ways to find support for your anxiety. For instance, you can find support groups. If you would rather not attend a support group in person, you can find them online. Online support groups are great for people with anxiety, because they are truly anonymous in most aspects. Seek out groups that you feel would help you and give them a try.
When you find the support you need, you will find that you can deal with your anxiety better when you have people surrounding you that are helping you too!
Jeanette Pollock is a freelance author and website owner of anxietydomain.com . Visit Jeanette's site to learn more about how to find anxiety support .